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Port Angeles, Washington

Port Angeles lies at the foot of the green, forested Olympic Mountains, on the shoreline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Olympic National Park extends into the city limits along Hurricane Ridge Road and covers hundreds of thousands of acres in the mountains to the south. With 18,397 people living in its limits, it is the major seaport of the Olympic Penninsula.

On June 19, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the establishment of a lighthouse and military reserve, which brought about the settlement of Port Angeles.